Sorry if this information hurts your feelings, or brings you down
I am sorry if I have hurt your feelings on the phone by pointing out all the political hype, flaws, and half truths about tankless water heaters . Complaints are easy to find on the internet about tankless heaters. If your mind is already made up , we can refer you to someone who will gladly take about $4000 of your hard earned money. I really have nothing to gain and only want to help you to make an informed decision.
Keeping things simple... usually works out for the best.
Remember to read all of the fine print with tankless heaters.
Going GREEN with Tankless heaters reminds me of my solar water heater experience in the 80s. It's the same "hype and tall tales" on energy savings, the same "fuzzy math" on payback, and the same promise of "tax credits" to entice you to buy one. I will not fall for any of the hype this time around...
l love trees too, but no matter what the mass media and the government say about going GREEN with tankless, you are not going to save money or save the planet by getting a tankless heater.
It is much wiser and GREEN to take your money and invest it in more insulation or better windows in your home. I guarantee that you would see a dramatic savings doing this over sinking $4000++ into a tankless heater.
If you wish to do something green, planting trees in your back yard or neighborhood would be a much more "green" and rewarding thing to do instead of wasting $4000 for a tankless heater.
We can argue forever, please just give me honest numbers... not hot air, pipe dreams, hog-wash, lies and politics...consumer reports October 2008
1. Your break-even point takes well over 22 years!!
This is total insanity, the numbers don't lie, add in your yearly de-scaling costs $300+, and you actually lose money.
2. READ THE FINE PRINT
Tankless heaters have HEFTY Maintaince costs that add up fast over 10 + years.. 10 X $300 = $3000.
Indiana has ROCK HARD -- LIME , IRON , and MINERAL infested water, a tankless heater must have annual maintaince.
All brands state in their fine print...
The heating coil should be flushed out with a de-scaling solution and cleaned "periodically " by a qualified service tech to maintain good performance, if the heating coil limes up due to hard water, this VOIDS the warranty!!!
How often will this need to be done? Can you "de-lime" your tankless unit yourself once, or twice a year??
Does $300 once or twice a year to de-lime your tankless heater sound economical??
Remember to factor in this "de-scaling service" before you decide to buy this product.